The latest on Paulo Dybala's Juventus future following Massimiliano Allegri's arrival

Ross Jackson
Paulo Dybala could yet remain at Juventus
Paulo Dybala could yet remain at Juventus / Danilo Di Giovanni/Getty Images

Newly appointed Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is keen to secure the long-term future of Paulo Dybala, while talks over a new deal for the forward are expected to begin this week.

The Argentina international's future at the Allianz Stadium has been speculated over for some time, with Andrea Pirlo's appointment as manager last summer seeing Dybala spend much of the season on the fringes of first-team action.

The 27-year-old's current deal expires in June 2022, meaning many had expected the club to cash in on him this summer to avoid the risk of losing him on a free transfer next year.

However, the re-appointment of Allegri has changed everything and Goal now report that the Italian tactician is desperate to keep hold of Dybala and will reopen contract negotiations later this week.

The Old Lady have previously attempted to convince Dybala to pen fresh terms in Turin, though news that said discussions had broken down led to further speculation regarding his future.

The former Palermo man was a key part of the Juve side that dominated Serie A during Allegri's first spell at the club, notching 19 or more in all competitions in each of his first three seasons at the helm.

Paulo Dybala could be staying at Juventus
Paulo Dybala could be staying at Juventus / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Allegri clearly sees Dybala as a key player in his squad as he looks to build a side capable of challenging for major honours both domestically and continentally, though it remains to be seen what impact this will have on the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.

It's no secret that Juve's finances aren't in great shape at the moment - hence their insistence on 'securing the future of football' with a Super League - and Dybala's exit would have generated some much needed revenue as well as moving him off the wage bill.

With the club seemingly now desperate for him to stay, it may well be that other members of the squad are needed to be moved on and given his eye-watering wages Ronaldo would surely be one of the main contenders.